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Tripoli confirms hijacked Libyan plane diverted to Malta

TRIPOLI - Hijackers diverted a plane belonging to Libya's national carrier to the Mediterranean island of Malta Friday, the Libyan government confirmed.

The Afriqiyah Airways plane, which was heading from Sabha in southern Libya to the capital Tripoli, was re-directed and received permission to land at Valletta, a source from Libya's unity government told AFP, asking not to be named.

Published : December 23, 2016

By : Agence France-Presse